Monday, 10 July 2017


Hello Everyone!
I am excited to be a part of the Chasing Rainbows Blog Hop which will be running from 10 - 20 July. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs. I will be drawing a random prize at the end of the blog hop so make sure you follow all the blogs and leave a message for each one. Come back here and tell me which was your favourite and you may be the lucky winner.

Here is the card I created for this blog hop.

These are the supplies I chose to go with - my all time favourites for creating striking cards.

I wanted to use this stamp... don't know whose it is or where I got it - I am pretty useless like that.

I inked up areas of the stamp using only three colours. Fired Brick, Faded Jeans and Shabby Shutters. I love these three colours together.
I used my misti tool to get a good impression on the water colour paper.

Once I was happy with my image I used Tea Dye and a sponge blending tool to add some colour around the edges.

I added a pen nib to the butterflies body that I swiped with a blue shimmery metal paint. I also die cut the word thanks in a blue suede paper which I just love, and it cuts so beautifully.

I tied some blue gauze ribbon onto the card and added a rose that I dyed with a blue spray mist... one I made using Tim Holtz re-inkers. I added a few bling in the blue and the card was then mounted onto a piece of beige suede paper.

The whole card was then mounted onto dark blue cardstock.

The girl with a tape runner - <---(Start here)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Stamping!



  1. Valerie, I do love your card and using Distress inks is my favourite medium. Loved how you inked the stamp with those colours. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Hugs. Ursula.

  2. This stamp is the cutest of all time! I love it and I love your card. Thank you for sharing. Love, S

  3. absolutely gorgeous..but I may be biased I love butterflies

  4. Well put that background stamp to excellent use. Love the project.

  5. Val I just love how you used different inks on the same stamp to create a rainbow of colours on one stamp. Love your creation and thanks for the stamping tip.
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  6. I like, thank you for sharing.

  7. Thanks for sharing, Val. Love the technique you use for background and you definitely inspired me to take out my stamp sets!⚘⚘⚘

  8. Beautiful card Val and I am totally going to copy it!! :)